A randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for people with early rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Hammond2004ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for people with early rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Alison Hammond and Adam Young and R Kidao},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
BACKGROUND Occupational therapy (OT) aims at improving performance of daily living tasks, facilitating successful adjustments in lifestyle, and preventing losses of function. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a pragmatic, comprehensive OT programme on self management and health status of people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (<2.5 years). METHODS A randomised, controlled "assessor blinded" trial was conducted with assessments made at entry, 6, 12, and 24 months. Main outcomes were… CONTINUE READING
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